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hard·en

 (här′dn)
v. hard·ened, hard·en·ing, hard·ens
v.tr.
1. To make hard or harder: harden steel.
2. To enable to withstand physical or mental hardship: was hardened by years of working as a farmer.
3. To make unfeeling, unsympathetic, or callous: The betrayal hardened his heart against intimacy.
4. To make fixed, settled, or less subject to change: "The incident only hardened existing attitudes while vanquishing any hope of collaboration" (Philip Dray).
5. To make less vulnerable to attack by surrounding with earth or concrete: harden missile silos.
v.intr.
1. To become hard or harder.
2. To become fixed, settled, or less subject to change: "Her early skepticism has hardened into cynicism" (Kelly Braffet).
3. To become inured.
4. To take on a disapproving or severe appearance: His face hardened with suspicion.
5. To rise and become stable. Used of prices.
Synonyms: harden, acclimate, acclimatize, season, toughen
These verbs mean to make resistant to hardship, especially through continued exposure: was hardened to frontier life; is acclimated to the tropical heat; was acclimatized by long hours to overwork; became seasoned to life in prison; has become toughened by adversity.

hardened

(ˈhɑːdənd)
adj
1. rigidly set, as in a mode of behaviour
2. toughened, as by custom; seasoned
3. (Military) (of a nuclear missile site) constructed to withstand a nuclear attack
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hardened - used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
2.hardened - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatmenthardened - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
3.hardened - protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "hardened missile silos"
soft - not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "soft targets"
4.hardened - made tough by habitual exposure; "hardened fishermen"; "a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd; "our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett
toughened, tough - physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
5.hardened - converted to solid form (as concrete)
hard - resisting weight or pressure

hardened

adjective
2. seasoned, experienced, accustomed, toughened, inured, habituated hardened politicians
seasoned green, naive

hardened

adjective
Translations
endurecido

hardened

[ˈhɑːdnd] ADJ
1. [drinker] → empedernido; [criminal] → reincidente
to be hardened to sthestar acostumbrado a algo
we are becoming hardened to violencenos hemos ido acostumbrando a la violencia
2. (Tech) [steel] → templado

hardened

[ˈhɑːrdənd] adj [criminal] → endurci(e)
to be hardened to sth → s'être endurci(e) à qch, être devenu(e) insensible à qch
to become hardened to sth → devenir insensible à qch

hardened

adj steelgehärtet; troopszäh, abgehärtet; sinnerverstockt; attitudeverhärtet; arteriesverkalkt; hardened criminalGewohnheitsverbrecher(in) m(f); to be hardened to the cold/the climategegen die Kälte/das Klima abgehärtet sein; to be hardened to somebody’s charmsunempfänglich für jds Charme sein; to be hardened to deathan den Tod gewöhnt sein; you become hardened to it after a whiledaran gewöhnt man sich mit der Zeit

hardened

[ˈhɑːdnd] adj (criminal) → incallito/a
to be hardened to sth → essere (diventato/a) insensibile a qc
References in classic literature ?
Nothing is coming to you," was the reply; "the Adversary has hardened their hearts, and one fourth is all they gave.
And thus I was entered a complete thief, hardened to the pitch above all the reflections of conscience or modesty, and to a degree which I must acknowledge I never thought possible in me.
The snow had hardened, and Mudge was very confident of being able to transport Mr.
He knew that, to the last, he had been an unyielding, obdurate man; that in the savage terror of his condition he had hardened, rather than relented, to his wife and child; and that the last words which had passed his white lips were curses on them as his enemies.
I had the appetite of youth and he of a hardened conscience.
My youthful modesty scarcely let me dare believe that the hardened old buccaneer was even more drunk.
But I was to have another trial for it still; and Providence, as in such cases generally it does, resolved to leave me entirely without excuse; for if I would not take this for a deliverance, the next was to be such a one as the worst and most hardened wretch among us would confess both the danger and the mercy of.
Probably it will not,' says Mrs Lammle, with a certain hardened manner upon her, that makes Twemlow shrink, 'have surprised you so much as some others, after what passed between us at the house which is now turned out at windows.
Some of them looked as if poverty and hard times had hardened them all over; but there were others that I would have willingly used the last of my strength in serving; poor and shabby, but kind and human, with voices that I could trust.
That made her cry, at first; and then being repulsed continually hardened her, and she laughed if I told her to say she was sorry for her faults, and beg to be forgiven.
But Helene seemed, as it were, hardened by a varnish left by the thousands of looks that had scanned her person, while Natasha was like a girl exposed for the first time, who would have felt very much ashamed had she not been assured that this was absolutely necessary.
The inexperienced fibres of the boy's eyes were hardened at an early age.